Saturday, July 07, 2007

Necklace of Rebecca Hodges née Pask

This information relates to the red-icon tree - descendants of Isaac PASK who lived in Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern, Monmouthshire.

Kay Hodges wrote to us and provided a photograph of a necklace, together with a letter dated 1938, explaining the history of the necklace. Kay wrote:

"I think you will find this interesting. I have seen this necklace and held it in my hands. It is beautiful to touch and know that it belonged to My G G Grandmother Rebecca. The story is fantastic as to how many years it took to get it to Ruby Wheeler, who is a cousin of my Father".
The necklace belonged to Rebeka or Rebecca Hodges née Pask who died on 25 April 1865 at the age of 33. The necklace was given by her husband James Hodges to Alice Bailey Cottam, who immigrated to Utah, USA at the age of 11.

Many thanks to Kay for sharing with us the photograph, letter, and accompanying information. This is now included in the database, and will be available in the next website update.